With three distinctive solos, an explosive trio and a multi award-winning dance film, Kamala Devam Company seeks answers to unanswerable questions. Does fate or free will have a greater hand in shaping the course of our lives? How do we define ourselves without limiting our potential? And in a battle against ourselves, who will emerge as victor?
Choreographer Kamala Devam has a lifetime of experience in Bharata Natyam (classical South Indian dance) and uses its themes and aesthetics as a springboard for her contemporary dance works. Kamala Devam Company finds the meeting points between Devam’s unique contemporary dance language sourcing these classical roots, and the explosive qualities of urban dance and acrobatic movement.
The company’s first UK tour ANKUSHA AND OTHER MYSTERIES showcases KDC’s signature works Ankusha and Babushka vs. Renaissance Man, along with a new Bharata Natyam solo Jati-Swara-Leela (accompanied at selected venues by exceptional live music) and Devam’s collaboration on the acclaimed dance film The Art of Defining Me.
UK TOUR DATES – AUTUMN 2018
Sunday 4 November, 7pm – LIVE MUSIC
Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham
Monday 26 November, 8pm
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Tuesday 27 November, 8pm
The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead
Thursday 29 November, 7.30pm
Kala Sangam, Bradford
Saturday 1 December, 7.30pm – LIVE MUSIC
Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London
For tour booking, contact Producer Lise Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
The evening is created with the support of Arts Council England, Rich Mix, University of East London, South East Dance and Ankusha Kickstarter donors.
Premiered at Rich Mix, East London on Sept 3, 2016.
For more information on the Rich Mix premiere, visit https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/dance/ankusha-and-other-mysteries
Photos by Vipul Sangoi and Pete Schiazza
“… fluid, boldly physical… sensual and beautifully rendered… Kamala Devam and co should be on your radar.”
– DanceTabs, Autumn 2016